An Ounce of Prevention: The Importance of Detecting Oral Issues Early

Caring for your teeth and gums should be a regular habit if you hope to avoid serious oral conditions. What are some diseases which can be successfully treated if diagnosed at an early stage? Let us take a look at three relatively common situations.

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition that affects breathing during the night and affect overall health.
  • Gum disease, a condition that causes inflammation in the mouth and throughout the body, leading to heart disease and other chronic medical problems.
  • Grinding of teeth (bruxism), a condition that can cause jaw pain, headaches and other painful problems.

There are many oral diseases that can affect both your mouth and body, some of which aren’t noticeable until it’s too late — including oral cancers.

Read more about these conditions as well as the options offered by a dentist: